Halo’s Xbox Live Hub Opens In November

Halo Waypoint opens on Xbox Live This November

Microsoft announced this week that Halo Waypoint, a section of Xbox Live containing all things Halo, will be open November 5th. Halo Waypoint will have Halo podcasts, Halo trailers and Halo screen shots. It will be interesting to see what how it actually works when it’s released, I’m curious about the podcasts in particular.

Dragon Quest IX’s Japanese Launch

Dragon Quest IX Japanese Launch

I’ve always been curious what exactly goes on during a Dragon Quest launch in Japan. The game is kind of a big deal there. So big, in fact, that they only release them on Saturdays (instead of their normal Thursday launches), supposedly because everyone would skip school/work/etc. to play the game (I’m not sure if that’s the real reason).

Well, now I know, as Kotaku has an excellent write up cover many of the events.

I also learned that Thrasher would like 7-Eleven’s in Japan much more then in the U.S. because they a) don’t sell Slurpees and b) allow you to reserve video games there. Don’t ever, ever buy Thrasher a Slurpee.